School brings back some of our happiest memories. It’s strange, when we’re kids, we’re told that we’ll miss school and that we’ll remember it as the best time of our lives, but we never believed it. Looking back as adults, we see how right this was.
If we think back to our fondest memories of school, then we’ll notice that they all have something in common: we were creating something. Whether that was our first painting in art class or the den that we made with our friends during the summer holidays.
In this article, we’re going to look at how you can inspire creativity in your school, and why musical creativity in particular is so important to the growth and development of your students.
Why Creativity MUST Be Taught at a Young Age
The hobbies that we pursue at a young age become ingrained in us. More often than not, the activities that we enjoy in childhood end up being activities that we enjoy throughout our adult lives, like football or the guitar.
When you teach your students a new skill or get them invested in a new hobby, then this extends far beyond the classroom. That student who you taught to play the keyboard might just end up practicing that instrument for the rest of their lives. They might even pass the skill onto their children, and what an amazing thought that is!
Finally, it is easier to learn new things when we are young. Our brain isn’t fully developed, so it’s easier to pick up new things. Teaching creativity at a young age makes it easier for students to learn new skills and therefore decreases the chances of them giving up.
What Creative Methods Can We Use to Inspire Students?
Creativity takes many forms, like arts, crafts, writing, and design. However, for the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on one thing in particular, music.
Some of the world’s top musicians and performers attribute their success to finding a love for music in school. Pink Floyd and Maroon 5 are just two of the names that have stated this. Now, this doesn’t mean to say that all your students will become the next Stevie Wonder, but it is possible
If nothing else, then music helps us to form relationships. It becomes a part of who we are as a person. When we meet a new friend or partner, their taste in music is one of the first things we ask about. Just like kids’ bond over football, they also bond over music, discussing their favourite songs and listening to them together. This bond becomes especially strong when students team up to form a band, bands that go on to represent your school.
Lastly, music increases Serotonin. It boosts our overall mood and makes us happier. Just think about it, we’ve all got a song that cheers us up when we’re having a bad day. Music is beneficial for your student’s mental health, especially when they’re creating it themselves. It ignites a passion within them that will light even their darkest days, a passion that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Making Memories with Music
Igniting this passion in students is what we do at We Are Heard. We work with your students to make memories with music in a fun and engaging day that also doubles up as an opportunity to raise funds for your school.
You can discover more about our process and how we inspire your students by clicking here. Alternately, you can get in touch with us today and start the process of raising additional funds for your school by contacting us here.